Healthy snack: mixed nuts

October 26, 2016

Let's face it.  Your brain needs fat to function.  Nuts are high in calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and fiber.  It does contain fat, but 50 to 80 % of their fat is monounsaturated (the "good" fat that helps reduce bad cholesterol.)  

Nuts makes a wonderful snack - a handful is enough per day.  However, I must admit that some of the nuts can be difficult to eat as they are, so here is a suggestion of nut mix.  

I used to share this mixed nuts with my wonderful friend who used to sit next to me.  Instead of having a candy bar for our tea/coffee break, we had a handful of nuts each!  I use mostly raw nuts, except peanut (roasted and salted peanuts are easier to find.)  It contains enough salt for the rest of nut mix!

 

Ingredients:

250 g/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts

150 g/1,5 cup raw almond

200 g/ 2 cup raw cashew nuts

75 g/1 cup shelled walnuts

50 g/1/2 cup dried cranberry (tranebær) - this can be replaced by raisins

65 g/3/4 cup dried Goji berry - Despite the nutritious value, this berry is quite bitter as they are, so it's easier to eat with other nuts!

 60 g/1/2 cup raw pumpkin seed

 

Directions:

1) Heat up oven at 170 C degrees with fan

2) On a baking sheet, mix almond and cashew nuts.

3) Bake in the oven ca 10 minutes.  Let them cool.

4) Place pumpkin seed on a frying pan without oil.

5) Roast pumpkin seed with medium heat, shake the pan constantly.

6) After a while, pumpkin seed gets shiny with its own oil, gives you a nice roast aroma, and start hearing small cracking sound.  When that happens, you know it's done.  Let them cool.

7) Mix everything in a large bowl.  Store them in airtight container.

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